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Civilisation

Civilisation is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.
(Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, 1883-1955)
 
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment.
(Robert Maynard Hutchins, American pedagogue, 1899-1977)
 
Since all men are equal, everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors;
but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors.
(Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, 1872-1970)
 
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
(Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the USA, 1858-1919)
 
When man learns to understand and control his own behaviour as well as he is learning to understand and control the behaviour of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
(Elvin Charles Stakman, American researcher, 1885-1979)
 
Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all;
the apathy of human beings.
(Helen Keller, deaf/blind American author and educator, 1880-1968)
 
There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
(Anwar El Sadat, president of Egypt, 1918-1981)
 
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
(Margaret Mead, American anthropologist, 1901-1978)
 
Men will have to learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.
(Max Lerner, American columnist, 1902-1992)